By Selena Stevens
Cultural Diversity Festival facilitates a dialogue
on campus that fosters diversity and is inclusive
regardless of sex, age, race, ability or ethnicity...
The festival is a tremendous reflection of the many
cultural offerings within the UK community."
UK vice provost for student affairs
information about 'Taste of Our World,' click here
24, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The
13th annual University of Kentucky Cultural Diversity
Festival will highlight the university's diversity
with displays, events and cultural shows.
Diversity Festival facilitates a dialogue on campus
that fosters diversity and is inclusive regardless
of sex, age, race, ability or ethnicity,” said James
Kuder, vice provost for student affairs whose office
sponsors the festival. “We are excited to see so many
people invigorating this campus with new and different
ideas. The festival is a tremendous reflection of
the many cultural offerings within the UK community."
will be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 10. The festival,
which began as a single week and four events, now
spans two weeks and includes more than 40 events.
of the festival include:
Festival Kickoff, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct.
29, Patterson Office Tower Plaza. The Cultural Diversity
Festival Committee will officially kick off the two-week
university celebration of our collective diversity
with free food, entertainment and information on the
festival's activities and events.
Pastry Café, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Oct. 29 through
Nov. 2, 245 Student Center. Room 245 of the Student
Center receives a magical transformation from multipurpose
meeting room to a lovely European style eatery. Among
the traditional items sold are tortes, éclairs, grenache
• A Taste
of Our World, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.
31, Student Center Grand Ballroom. The University
of Kentucky is invited to share in the celebration
of our collective diversity at the 12th annual A Taste
of Our World. The celebration will feature a diverse
menu of cultural-rich food items representing six
continents. Tickets will be sold for 25 cents each
to purchase individual samples or servings of the
dishes (Diner and Plus accounts accepted). The festival
atmosphere will be enhanced by a local rock band,
The Bats, and the UK student ensemble Blue Steel.
Admission is free.
Games Day, noon, Saturday, Nov. 3, Seaton Center.
This event is open to all UK faculty, staff and students
and will include soccer, cricket, table tennis and
basketball. Sign-up by Oct. 26 to play or come to
Holidays Across the World, 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday,
Nov. 8, Jewell Hall. This event is free and open to
the public. Winter Holidays Across the World will
feature international food items typical of the celebration
of the winter holidays in various cultures. Also,
there will be a presentation on other aspects of these
For a complete
listing of and more information on events during the
festival, visit www.uky.edu/DiversityFestival.